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What the old economy got wrong, the blue economy could get right

By Yannick Beaudoin      

It takes people from all ideologies coming together to agree that a shift needs to happen—that there can be no other choice but a radical departure from the status quo, writes Yannick Beaudoin of the David Suzuki Foundation.

A sustainable blue economy approach would place a premium on ocean and freshwater health and promote collective well-being in tandem, writes Yannick Beaudoin of the David Suzuki Foundation. Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

As the adage goes, if you want different results, you have to try a different approach. Old models of economic thinking have brought us to where we are today: facing a series of ecological crises that threaten to destroy our life-support systems. But where our old, unsustainable economy went wrong is where the “blue economy” approach can be an opportunity to get things right.

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